Yesterday was the start of a new project to raise money for a vocational training centre here in Thailand for people with disabilities when 20 vision-impaired people accompanied by 20 volunteers set of on a tandem charity bike ride.
The project named “No One Left Behind” involves the participants and the volunteers riding the two-seater bikes from Bangkok to Chiang Mai.
Professor Wiriya Namsiriponpun, Chairman for the Universal Foundation of Person with Disabilities said that there are currently over 500,000 people with disabilities out of work here in Thailand which the foundation aims to provide help to and create jobs for.
The charity cycle ride aims to raise funds to build a training centre in Chiang Mai.
The current training centre located in Mae Rim is no longer big enough to accommodate those in need so a new 33-rai site has been allocated which once construction is complete will be able to better aid people from the disabled community.
Cyclists set off from Bangkok yesterday and are scheduled to arrive in Chiang Dao on February 5, covering a distance of 867 kilometres.
During the course of the journey various fund raising activities have been organised.
For those wishing to follow the rider’s progress information can be found at Facebook.com/Universalfoundation
Source : The Nation
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